Plans are well underway to turn Boston into the world’s center of philately for eight days in 2026, as the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States gathers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). To be held during Memorial Day week (May 23–30, 2026) in the Seaport section of the city, Boston 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary festivities.
In a 352,000 square foot contiguous exhibition area, Boston 2026 will be hosting a large dealer bourse, as well as a sizable postal administration bourse, and society presence. There will be a competitive exhibition of approximately 3,500 frames, plus other special/court of honor exhibits, as well as a large literature competition.
We plan on hosting hundreds of meetings and will provide 40 meeting rooms of various sizes for this purpose. A large opening ceremony and closing awards dinner will be staged using the BCEC’s banquet room facilities. Travelers from out of town will appreciate that both Boston’s Logan Airport and Amtrak’s South Station are less than 15 minutes away from the BCEC, and that all show hotels will be within walking distance.
The show organizers believe that a truly international philatelic exhibition requires the sanction of an international governing body. Thus, the organizers are working with the American Philatelic Society (APS) to obtain a patronage arrangement with the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). Boston 2026 is also a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
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UPSS Society Major Sponsor
The United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS) has been named Boston 2026 Society Major Sponsor following their $50,000 donation to the show. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the UPSS for their tremendous generosity. Go to News to learn more.
Presentation to Collectors Club
On June 15, 2022 Yamil Kouri provided the Collectors Club of New York an update on Boston 2026. The presentation was viewed by over 160 members in real time and can be viewed on the link here.
Exploring Stamps on YouTube
Graham Beck of Exploring Stamps on YouTube dropped a new video on Capex 22. The video not only covered his experiences at the Toronto show, he also addressed the excitement about the upcoming Boston 2026 show (starting at 11:30). Link here.
Boston 2026 congratulates Graham on receiving the Ernest A. Kehr Award from the American Philatelic Society!
Last Call – Show Label #1
To facilitate collector demand, up to three unsigned sheets may be ordered per person, free of charge, plus postage and handling. Postage and handling charges are $5 to USA addresses and $10 to international addresses (including Canada – sorry Canada).
Note that the limited-edition sheetlets signed and numbered by designer Chris Calle are now sold out.
Unsigned Show Label #1 will be withdrawn from availability on August 24, 2022.
Mail orders can be sent to:
Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
PO Box 904
Sudbury, MA 01776
Make USD checks payable to Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
Show Label #2
Show Label #2 will become available on August 25, 2022. Label design TBA. The printer will be The Portland Stamp Company.
The housing management company, onPeak, has been appointed to represent Boston 2026 to the Boston hotel community. To date, they made arrangements with eight major hotels, all within 4 blocks of the BCEC. For more information visit the Hotels page.
Boston 2026 has signed a contract with Heritage Nationwide Exposition Services to be the show decorator. Decoration represents the largest show expense. Heritage is also the decorator of many, but not all, of the APS’s annual Great American Stamp Show (GASS).
Boston 2026 at Other Shows
Representatives from Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc. will be at the following shows: